Harley Benton Mighty-15TH Head review

This lunchbox-style amp offers boutique valve tone at a budget price. But can it really sound any good?

Harley Benton Mighty-15TH
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Guitar World Verdict

Superb value, but don't just think of the Mighty-15TH as a 'the value option' and overlook its abundant riches when it comes to tone. Whether clean or overdriven, it delivers some extraordinary tones.

Pros

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    Exceptional low-noise performance.

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    Range of clean and overdriven sounds.

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    Sweet EQ flatters humbuckers and single coils.

Cons

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    We’d like a proper ‘on’ light.

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    ... And a gigbag.

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Probably the world’s fastest-growing musical instrument brand right now, Harley Benton has already earned a reputation for astonishing quality at hard-to-beat price points. 

For high-volume manufacturers, you’d think the easy route would be to stick with the simpler manufacturing process and reliability of solid-state amplification. However, Harley Benton has upped the ante somewhat by including some proper all-valve designs in its rapidly expanding catalogue, available exclusively from German retail giant Thomann. 

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Nick Guppy

Nick Guppy has been a regular contributor to Guitarist magazine for over 20 years, mostly writing reviews on guitar amps and related products. He built his first valve amplifier at the age of 12 and has since bought, sold and restored many more, with a particular interest in Vox, Selmer, Orange and tweed-era Fenders, alongside Riveras and Mark Series Boogies. When wielding a guitar instead of soldering iron, he’s enjoyed a diverse musical career playing all over the UK, including occasional stints with theatre groups, orchestras and big bands as well as power trios and tributes. His favourite musical genres are ‘anything that’s good’.